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. the companies that are getting huge defense contracts are now experts on what we ought to do with the budget. and they are there protecting their own backside. that's the only way i see it. they don't want to give up any revenue whatsoever. as for social security, its solvency is extended into 2033. do we have to do anything about that right now? do we need to raise the cap? >> no. and i think any move to put social security into this deal is going to hemorrhage a lot of support. so i think that's a nonstarter. the defense budget has to be part of this too. some of these rich guys are willing to put defense on the table. good for them. some may not be so wild about that. and if defense isn't part of the deal, then again, it's not a serious deal. >> and i have to point out, these are the big business leaders that are getting intervinte interviewed talking about the insecurity in the economy. i don't know. the early reports is that black friday was pretty good. the weekend was strong and cyber monday ain't bad either. so the fear talk doesn't seem to be playing on the consumer. e.j. dionne, gr
with honeywell will get big defense contracts. some former lawmakers including msnbc political analyst ed rendell for full disclosure are on the group's steering committee. the real issue is the position taken by these corporate ceos. joining me now is e.j. dionne, washington post columnist and author of the book "our divided political heart." good to have you with us tonight. >> great to be with you. >> this looks like a publicity tour taking aim at earned benefits instead of corporate welfare. it's like these guys have the power to go out and command the camera and the exposure and to make share case that everybody else is the problem but their corporate welfare. how do you see it? >> well, i tell you, ed, one of the things that really bothers me is when these guys start talking about raising the retirement age and what do they have in mind? they have in mind people like ceos, people like us who talk and write for a living, i hope i'm talking to you for a good long time, but they don't think the about what this means for people who might work on their feet all day at a mcdonald's. i'd like to c
. we need to look at defense, ed. when you look at where we can e cut, there's billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse at the pentagon. when you look at the huge tax cuts of millionaires and billionaires, we need to make sure we do not extend those tax cuts. when you look at the oil subsidies that oil companies received, there are many ways to move forward and stop this human cliff from occurring, but we do not need to go with seniors, we do not need to do this on the the backs of low-income individuals and the poor. it doesn't make any sense. it's not fair and it's morally wrong. >> i think it's morally wrong and it's not fair. there is a moral obligation to help the poor and those trying to recycle back into the economy. but do you feel confident that the democrats will hold the line for the less fortunate? >> i feel very confident the democrats will hold the line for the least fortunate. when you look at what's happening in our districts, we have people who are unemployed. we have the long-term unemployed. and we have people who want to work. we need to create jobs and inv
defense, and said, don't rush to judgment on this. and now all of a sudden they want to rush to judgment without hearing any of the facts. . and the bottom line here is that she wasn't even responsible for the security of that embassy. >> tara, great to have you with us. bob shrum, appreciate your time tonight. >> happy turkey day. >> that's exactly what it's going to be. that and a lot of football. >>> there's a lot more coming up in the next half hour of "the ed show." stay with us. >> it's a lot easier to vote in ohio than it is in most states. >> the republican effort to block the vote in 2012 was a complete failure, so they're getting a leg up on 2016 with some new tricks. ohio state senator nina turner weighs in text. >>> tom turkey won't be the only thing full of stuffing tomorrow. comedian barratunde thurston will tell us how to talk to right-wing relatives over the turkey. >>> and the winningest coach in college football history is hanging it up. we'll bring you the heart-warming story of st. john's coach, john gad leagery. >> hard for me to believe, and grateful that i could ra
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